Dessert recipe from stars of "The Phantom"

December 5, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Scrumptious berry parfait! A sweet treat from John Cudia and Trista Moldovan, the stars of "The Phantom of the Opera"!

Berry parfait recipe:

  • 2 cups of diced strawberries
  • 5 biscotti cookies crushed
  • 4 tbsp of Cassis liquor
  • 1 8 oz. container marscapone cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 4 whole strawberries
  • Mint sprigs for garnish

Blend strawberries, liquor,marscapone cheese, cream and vanilla in a bowl until creamy. Pour into wine glasses, or glasses of your choice, and garnish with cookie, powdered sugar and mint.

Enjoy!

The Phantom of the Opera Special Holiday Engagement plays The Orpheum Theatre
November 26 - January 4, 2009

Tickets for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA range in price from $33 to $98 and can be purchased online at shnsf.com, through Ticketmaster by calling (415) 512-7770, at all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers and at the Orpheum Theatre Box Office (1192 Market at 8th St., Mon-Sat 10am - 6pm). Groups of 15 or more may order now by calling Group Sales at (415) 551-2020. To learn more about THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and other SHN shows, please visit www.shnsf.com.

SHN is the pre-eminent theatrical entertainment company in San Francisco and owns and operates the Curran, Orpheum and Golden Gate Theatres-San Francisco's premier theatrical venues. SHN's Best of Broadway theater series provides Bay Area audiences with pre-Broadway world premieres, original Broadway cast productions, award-winners and current hits fresh from Broadway.

About The Phantom of the Opera:
Trista Moldovan plays Christine Daae. She is delighted to join the U. S. National Tour of The Phantom of the Opera. Most recently, she had the honor of working with Julie Andrews in the John Bucchino musical Simeon's Gift. She also appeared as 'Cosette' in the regional premiere of Les Misérables at the Pioneer Theater Company. Off-Broadway/NYC: Sally in Me and My Girl (Musicals Tonight), Rachel in Paul Revere (Theatreworks) and Seffa in Faces of War (Makor Center). Regional credits: Gypsy (Louise), Nine (Carla), Born Yesterday (Billie Dawn), Carousel (Julie) and Cabaret (Sally). Television: "The Guiding Light," "All My Children" and "As the World Turns." Trista is a proud graduate of the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music.

John Cudia plays the Phantom. He returns to the National Tour after recently completing a successful run as The Phantom on Broadway. His Broadway credits include both Phantom and Les Misérables. In fact, John holds the distinct honor of being the first and only actor to have performed as both The Phantom and Jean Valjean on Broadway. John recently played Jean Valjean in the highly successful production of Les Misérables at The Marriott Theatre in Chicago, where his performance earned him a Joseph Jefferson Award nomination. John earned his BA from Fordham University. His resume includes leading roles at The Paper Mill Playhouse, North Shore Music Theater, Pioneer Theater, Portland Stage, St. Louis Reparatory, Casa Manana, Westchester Broadway and The Carousel Theatre. In concert, John has made several appearances in The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber for Jeffrey Finn Productions and was a featured tenor soloist with the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea in his home state of New Jersey.


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